Water Woes Threaten Western Grapes

Harris Meyer
Issue: December 31, 2009

Confronted by a three-year drought, grapegrowers and winemakers in Northern California and Oregon are taking emergency measures to reduce water use. Some are pulling up vines and digging water storage ponds, irrigating more efficiently and recycling wastewater, all part of an effort to comply with increasingly restrictive water use regulations.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 8, 2009.

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